One of Solgar's best sellers around the world, the Omnium Multivitamin is deservedly popular. The reason for that has a lot to do with its phytonutrient content. Phytonutrients or phytochemicals, same thing, are of interest to us because of early mankind's attachment to plants and the goodness contained in them. Take a look at the sheer amount of plant nutrients in the Ingredients.
Solgar tell us that their Omnium Multivitamin is an "advanced phytonutrient-rich multiple vitamin and mineral formula." So, what are phytonutrients? These are nutrients that come from plant material that have been shown to be necessary for supporting human life. Because phytonutrients often contain antioxidants and compounds that are anti-inflammatory in nature, these foods are sometimes known by the nickname of Superfoods.
There are a number of fruits and vegetables that contain one or more examples of phytonutrients but soybeans are considered to be one of the abundant sources of phyto based elements, and Omnium tablets are consequently rich in soy. Phytonutrients certainly supported palaeolithic man, who was probably a lot smarter than us with his plant and vegetable based diet as the main base of his pyramid of nourishment.
Who should take it?
Understandably, Solgar tells us that "Omnium tablets are designed for those who are interested in the benefits of a phytonutrient rich formula." That's probably all of us in one way or another, isn't it? But they also say it's ideal for athletes, exercise enthusiasts and health conscious individuals looking to support optimal energy production
They are suitable for vegans and are free of yeast, wheat and dairy products and are formulated without the use of preservatives, artificial flavours or colours. They are made from vegetable stearic acid.
What are its key features?
All essential vitamins and minerals
Natural beta carotene/carotenoid mix
Vitamin C metabolites
Rich in antioxidants
How do you take it?
As a food supplement for adults, two (2) tablets daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed directions for use.
Each tablet provides:
Vitamin C as calcium ascorbate, threonate 300 mg
Vitamin E 201 mg
300 IU, as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate
Choline as Bitartrate 75 mg
Magnesium as amino acid chelate, oxide 32 mg
Calcium as amino acid chelate, ascorbate 64 mg
Pantothenic Acid as calcium pantothenate 80 mg
Natural Source Betacarotene as prep. 5 mg
Providing other carotenoids 13 μg
Inositol 75 mg
Vitamin B6 as pyridoxine hydrochloride 50 mg
Niacin Vitamin B3, as niacinamide 60 mg
Zinc as amino acid chelate 10 mg
N-Acetyl Cysteine 50 mg
Iron as bisglycinate 9 mg
Broccoli/cruciferous powdered extract 50 mg
Citrus Bioflavonoids as prep. 13 mg
Phosphatidylserine as prep. 10 mg
Soybean germ Powdered Extract 50 mg
providing 2% isoflavones
Standardised Turmeric Extract 50 mg
47.5 mg (95%) curcuminoids
Thiamin 30 mg
Vitamin B1, as thiamine mononitrate
Riboflavin Vitamin B2, as riboflavin, 36 mg
D-Limonene citrus powdered extract 25 mg
Boron as sodium borate, citric acid 0.5 mg
Copper as amino acid chelate 1500 μg
Selenium as selenomethionine 70 μg
Manganese as amino acid chelate 2 mg
Vitamin B12 as cobalamin prep. 100 μg
Biotin as prep. 100 μg
Coenzyme Q-10 10 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 10 mg
Quercetin from Dimorphandra pods 10 mg
Proanthocyanidins powdered extracts 10 mg
as pine bark providing 5 mg (50%)
and grape skin providing 5 mg (50%)
Polyphenol powdered extracts
as red wine providing 3 mg (30%) and
green tea leaves providing 2.5 mg (25%) 10 mg
Folic Acid as prep. 400 μg
Vitamin D200 IU, as D2 ergocalciferol prep. 5 μg
Iodine as potassium iodide prep. 150 μg
Vitamin K as phytomenadione prep. 20 μg
Chromium as picolinate
If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking this product.